Problem at the polls? Phone numbers to call

ALBANY -- State and federal authorities will have Election Day hotlines available on Tuesday to address any troubles voters may experience at the polls.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman created the hotline, operated by the attorneys and staff in his office’s Civil Rights Bureau, to resolve any issues that may arise when New Yorkers cast their ballots for president, as well as state and local elections.

New Yorkers facing voting issues on Tuesday can call his office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time that day between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

“My office is committed to ensuring that all eligible voters are able to cast an effective ballot on Election Day,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Voters in WNY who are experiencing problems can call their county board of elections office.

 

  • Erie County:  716-858-8891 
  • Niagara County: 716-438-4040, 716-438-4041
  • Orleans County: 585-589-3274
  • Genesee County:  585-815-7804
  • Wyoming County:  585-786-8931
  • Chautauqua County: 716-753-4580
  • Cattaraugus County: 716-938-2405, 716-938-2404
  • Allegany County: 585-268-9294, 585-268-9295


In addition, complaints of possible violations of federal election laws may be made to the FBI at (212) 384-1000.

"The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.

New York polling sites will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Registration status can be checked at the state Board of Elections website.

 

 


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